A person stands barefoot on a rocky beach, wearing the TIARE HAWAII Napua Maxi Dress 2 in a flowing white, sleeveless design. Their arms are raised above their head, and the ocean with rocky cliffs is visible in the background.

TIARE HAWAII

The Dress Edit

Not Into Colour? Shop These Classic Neutral Summer Dresses Instead

If color is just not your thing but you still want to look and feel amazing in the season’s chicest silhouettes, look no further than these stunning neutral summer dresses. I’ve seen so many swoon-worthy styles already that I know are destined to sell out. With that in mind, I put together an edit of the ones I know will be gone in a matter of days. Keep on scrolling to shop these timeless, neutral pieces from  Staud, Cult Gaia, Rotate, Faithfull The Brand, and more. Oh, and if you need a few styling tips, I’ve included a hand-picked selection of shoes and bags to go with them!

A person with long blonde hair is standing against a beige wall with green shutters, wearing an EMPORIO SIRENUSE Lavinia Printed Silk-chiffon Midi Wrap Dress. Potted green plant leaves partially obscure the foreground.

Emporio Sirenuse

A woman with long blonde hair stands by a pool, donning a PEIXOTO Vada Midi Dress that's perfect among neutral summer dresses. She is barefoot and holding a book in her left hand, her expression relaxed. The background includes blurred outdoor scenery with greenery.

Peixoto

Neutral Summer Dresses In Chic Maxi-Length Styles

When it comes to neutral summer dresses, we all need a good selection of floor-length styles in our closets. For example, if you think the perfect black maxi dress doesn’t exist, you haven’t seen the Vada midi dress by Peixoto. Firstly, this dress boasts a sultry plunge V-neckline and an equally irresistible open back. Secondly, I adore stylish halter necklines for summer and this dress has one of the best I’ve seen.  Secondly, the all-black design makes this dress hugely versatile. I’ll be pairing mine with Aquazzura’s Vilette metallic leather and raffia sandals and the Saloon crochet shopper tote by Weekend Max Mara.

Meanwhile, if it’s a lighter hue you’re after, the Lavinia printed silk-chiffon midi wrap dress by Emporio Sirenuse is for you. The ultimate wrap dress, it will flatter your figure and leave you feeling instantly put together. It also looks just as beautiful with closed-toe flats as it does with sandals. My favorite option? The Izzie knotted leather sandals by Loeffler Randall. These shoes paired with the small Voyou belted leather tote by Givenchy will truly compliment this must-have summer dress.

Shop more Neutral Summer Dresses selected and reviewed by our expert fashion buyers and stylists

  • RAILS Jessa Midi Slip Dress

    $238
  • ENDLESS ROSE Texture Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress

    $130
  • TIARE HAWAII Napua Maxi Dress

    $128
  • L’ACADEMIE By Marianna Leona Mini Dress

    $238
  • VINEET BAHL Sleeveless V-Neck Floral Cutwork Midi Dress

    $278
  • PILCRO Puff-Sleeve Eyelet Romper

    $158
  • CULT GAIA Brylie Frayed Tencel™ Lyocell-blend Halterneck Midi Dress

    $548
  • DÔEN Black Donetta Dress

    $348
  • DÔEN Jessica Dress

    $548
  • STAUD Loren Ruched Taffeta Mini Dress

    $395
  • ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Leopard-print Gathered Recycled-chiffon Maxi Dress

    $510
  • LEMLEM Gete Striped Embroidered Cotton Halterneck Midi Dress

    $495
  • ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Tiered Recycled-chiffon Maxi Dress

    $510
  • JETSET CHRISTINA Joali Tie-Front Linen Cover-Up Mini Dress

    $178
  • PAIGE Pallas Midi Dress

    $299
  • EMPORIO SIRENUSE Lavinia Printed Silk-chiffon Midi Wrap Dress

    $2,200
  • SUNDAYS Aurora Linen Mini Dress

    $242
  • LSPACE Candice Cover Up Dress

    $158
  • MAEVE Linen Edition The Colette Midi Dress

    $178
  • DÔEN Avelyn Dress

    $398
  • CINQ À SEPT Maude Braid Detail Cotton Midi Dress

    $465
  • MINKPINK Beverly Dress

    $139
  • FAITHFULL THE BRAND Serena Pointelle Knit Dress

    $239
  • PEIXOTO Vada Midi Dress

    $158

We all need neutral summer dresses in our closets for warm weather plans. We also need mini hemlines to keep us cool in soaring temperatures. Luckily, dresses like the Aurora linen mini dress by Sundays exist to incorporate both styles. Firstly, this dress is the ideal throw-on-and-go look to have you ready for the say in seconds. Secondly, it goes perfectly with the season's hottest shoes and designer tote bags. Hint: the Strawberry Fields tall gladiator sandals by Jeffrey Campbell and the raffia checkered angular tote by Anthropologie are both destined to sell out! Speaking of neutral mini dresses you can wear no matter your plans, don't leave for vacation without the Joali tie front cover-up mini dress by Jetset Christina. Wear it over swimwear or with chic flats and a cute bag for dinner dates. Preferably the iconic interlocking G espadrille slides by Gucci and the Allington straw tote by All Saints! 

We all need neutral summer dresses in our closets for warm weather plans. We also need mini hemlines to keep us cool in soaring temperatures. Luckily, dresses like the Aurora linen mini dress by Sundays exist to incorporate both styles. Firstly, this dress is the ideal throw-on-and-go look to have you ready for the say in seconds. Secondly, it goes perfectly with the season’s hottest shoes and designer tote bags. Hint: the Strawberry Fields tall gladiator sandals by Jeffrey Campbell and the raffia checkered angular tote by Anthropologie are both destined to sell out!

Speaking of neutral mini dresses, don’t leave for vacation without the Joali tie front cover-up mini dress by Jetset Christina. Wear it over swimwear or with chic flats and a cute bag for dinner dates. Preferably the iconic interlocking G espadrille slides by Gucci and the Allington straw tote by All Saints!

Shop All Neutral Summer Dresses

A woman is standing against a white textured wall, wearing a short white dress with a deep V-neckline and ruffled lace trim around the edges. This perfect example of the SUNDAYS Aurora Linen Mini Dress complements her long hair, and her arms are relaxed at her sides. The lighting is bright and even.

Anthropologie

A woman wearing the JETSET CHRISTINA Joali Tie-Front Linen Cover-Up Mini Dress 2 stands against a white textured wall. She is holding a clear glass in her right hand and looking directly at the camera. Her hair is pulled back into a simple bun, reminiscent of the effortless elegance found in neutral summer dresses.

Anthropologie

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